The addition of blinkers and a dawdling pace may have helped, but in any event the consistent 3-year-old Red Giant colt Surgical Strike finally broke through for his first grade stakes victory May 28 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Trainer Larry Jones, who won his first race at Ellis Park in his native Kentucky, bagged his 1,000th win at Turfway Park in Kentucky April 2.
Larry Jones hopes to find an easy debut spot in the 1 1/16-mile Doubledogdare for grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox, who was rested this winter at Fair Grounds. Her first big target is the June 11 Ogden Phipps (gr. I).
Turfway Park's winter/spring Thoroughbred race meet opens Jan. 1, with eight stakes highlighting the 46-day schedule. The meet runs through April 3 and includes the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. III).
A $190,000 weanling colt by first-crop sire Graydar and the $180,000 broodmare prospect Judy Legend were the six-figure lots at the Keeneland November sale's 10th session, which posted sharp gains.
Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of leading sire Smart Strike, has relocated to Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2016 breeding season. His fee will be $3,500.
Multiple grade III stakes winner Swift Warrior has been retired to stud at David Spears Racing near Hartshorne, Okla.
Consignor Doug Arnold of Buck Pond Farm discusses Angelica Zapata, consigned as Hip 597 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale. watch video
Consignor Doug Arnold of Buck Pond Farm discusses Angelica Zapata, consigned as Hip 597 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Feb. 8-9 winter mixed sale, which features a handful of graded winners, hopes to continue recent trend of strong returns for mixed stock.
The first reported foal for RisenStorm Thoroughbreds stallion Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike, is a colt born Jan. 24 at Summer Hill Farm in Folsom, La.
Sharp filly Cassatt won the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic as a heavy favorite the night of Jan. 24 at Sam Houston Race Park, holding on by neck over the fast-charging Angelica Zapata.
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic.
Grade I winner Swagger Jack, a son of two-time leading sire Smart Strike, will stand the 2015 season for $2,500 at Nicks Farm in Sellersburg, Ind.
Daring Kathy picked up her first graded stakes score with a solid wire-to-wire effort Nov. 22, taking the $115,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West.
Daring Kathy, winner of four of her six career starts on turf, will be tough to catch as she attempts to outrun nine opponents in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 22.
Zach Madden has joined the team at Millennium Farms as the head of customer relations, it was announced Oct. 8.
Showing her affinity for the Gulfstream Park turf, Naples Bay boldly charged between horses in the stretch and pulled clear to win Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 4 in her career finale.
Viva Rafaela, a group I winner in her native Brazil, will try stakes company for the first time on United States soil while facing a full field in the Jan. 4 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Valiant Girl, given a hedge-skimming ride by Matthew Rispoli, produced a 42-1 shocker in the $100,000 My Charmer Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a good turf course Dec. 7 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Angelica Zapata will try to register fourth straight stakes victory and first career graded stakes win when she faces a full field of fillies and mares in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap Dec. 7 at Calder Casino & Race Course
Millennium Farms today announced 2014 stud fees for its four stallions, including grade I winner Swagger Jack. All fees are payable when the foal stands and nurses.
Grade I winner Swagger Jack has been retired from racing and will stand at Millennium Farms in Kentucky in 2014 as part of a partnership, farm owner Ro Parra said Nov. 25.
Groupie Doll's emotional $3.1 million sale Nov. 6 sparks more increases during second session of Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Grade I winner Boisterous is looking to get back on track in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12 at Belmont Park, a race he has won twice before, but Live Oak Plantation's Za Approval looms large.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Angelica Zapata||Ronald Pellegrini||
|Crimson China||H. Graham Motion||
|Grandpa Gibby||Coty W. Rosin||
|Harlan's Ruby||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Jelly Cable||Eric R. Reed||
|Kitten's Dancer||Michael J. Maker||
|Lilacs and Lace||John P. Terranova, II||
|Marion Ravenwood||H. Graham Motion||
|Ocasta||Jeff C. Runco||
|Proud House||Mark Hubley||
|Sorgho||William Don Bennett||
|St. Ivan||Michael J. Maker||
|Suave Voir Faire||Michael P. De Paulo||
|Summer Soiree||H. Graham Motion||
|Swagger Jack||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Swift Warrior||John P. Terranova, II||
|The Ole Gen||J. Larry Jones||
|Touch Screen||Hugh I. McMahon||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Rainbow Connection S.||FE|
|Prince of Wales S.||FE|
|Real Good Deal S.||DMR|
|Honorable Miss H. (gr. II)||SAR|
|Eternal Search S.||WO|